Mario Gomez mania hit the city of Florence on Monday as Fiorentina paraded their big summer signing in front of an expectant crowd at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri cut a relaxed figure at his club's pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore despite an ongoing investigation into match fixing which has the potential to end his career.
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has refuted suggestions that Juventus will be unchallenged in their defence of the Scudetto next season, insisting his side have a real chance of winning their third Serie A title.
Former AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta has bemoaned the declining standard of the Serie A against Europe's other premier domestic competitions.
Antonio Di Natale said leaving Udinese was never an option, even though he had attractive offers once again this summer.
Lazio and Genoa risk starting the 2013-14 Serie A season with a two-point deduction as a result of the second part of an investigation into match-fixing.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes his club are already strong enough to challenge for the Scudetto this season, although a big-name signing could arrive if coach Walter Mazzarri requests one.
Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has said the Viola fans have every right to dream following the impending arrival of Mario Gomez from Bayern Munich.
Roma's players were greeted by angry fans as they turned up for the first day of pre-season training in Trigoria on Tuesday, although Pablo Osvaldo was missing as he was still on holiday, sparking a scandal in the process.